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Excruciatingly derivative, sometimes to the point of it being humorous, and not scary in the slightest.


Hysterical, charming, witty and copiously brutal. Not your typical comic book hero film. In a good way.

Resident Evil: Afterlife

I couldn't help but think that Paul W. S. Anderson had lost the plot slightly. I wasn't wrong.

Resident Evil: Extinction

Most people consider Apocalypse to be the worst, but I'm not most people. Apocalypse is in fact the second best in the franchise, leaving Extinction in third place ahead of Afterlife. Extinction just feels too much like your basic zombie thriller with very little or no association to the games whatsoever. But it's a damn good zombie thriller, with some mind-bogglingly awesome choreography from Miss. Milla Jovovich.

Paranormal Activity

The only paranormal activity here, is the fact that people were genuinely terrified by this. With a bigger budget, this could have been so much more...

Die Hard: With a Vengeance

An ambitious plot and Samuel L. Jackson. What more could you want? Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker!

Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2(1990)

The plot is exactly the same as the first film except that it's set in an airport. It's appeal? Zero.

Die Hard
Die Hard(1988)

The most original, bare-knuckled action film that no other has beaten. Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker!


A completely pointless shot-by-shot insult to the original. I'm not sure why this remake even exists.


Next to Max Payne, the worst game-to-film adaptation ever created. Boring plot and abysmal dialogue.

[Rec] 2
[Rec] 2(2010)

While [REC] made you feel claustrophobic, [REC]2 makes you want to have a brain hemorrhage.


Far scarier than anything America has to offer. Camera work superior to The Blair Witch Project.

Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2(2004)

While not as good as the first film, Spidey 2 is still a brilliant comic-to-film creation with a great cast. Alfred Molina is wonderful as Doctor Octopus, even though he isn't quite as evil as he could have been. I guess that's the price you pay for going with a PG rating. The violence and bad language is also cut down, which kinda makes sense as kids are gonna wanna see it. But they didn't have to cut down on it so much that it's practically non-existent. Spider-Man 2 is walk in the park compared to the brutal fisticuffs in a back alley that was Spider-Man 1.


One of the greatest comic-to-film adaptations. The action scenes are fantastic, the web-swinging is invigorating and Willem Dafoe is the perfect choice for the Green Goblin. The rest of the cast a great too, with the exception of Tobey Maguire. Personally, I think he's downright creepy. I can't stand his voice and I certainly wouldn't trust him to babysit anybody's kids.

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!(2008)

Abominable, deplorable, frightful, ghastly, harrowing, nasty, offensive, repulsive shit.

Friday the 13th Part 2

Here we go again...


Friday the 13th Part 2 takes place not long after the events of the original 1980 film, about a woman named Mrs. Voorhees who kills a bunch of teenagers at a campsite because a group of camp counsellors accidentally let her son Jason drown in a lake 25 years earlier. She is later killed by one of the visitors with her own murder weapon; a machete. However, the ending of that film hinted that Jason had in fact not drowned and was still alive. This film is about Jason returning to a nearby campsite (the campsite from the original has been condemned) and avenging the death of his mother, which he had apparently witnessed.

The first 6-or-so minutes of the film gives us a recap of the original, saying pretty much what I said in the previous paragraph. Alice, the girl that killed Mrs. Voorhees in the original film, is at home late at night. She talks to her mother on the phone, has a shower and gets frightened by a cat jumping through the kitchen window. All typical suspense-building stuff. She then opens her fridge door to discover Mrs. Voorhees' severed head next to the milk. An unidentified assailant, most likely Jason, then stabs her in the head with an ice pick. The cat is spared. Cue opening credits, with some of the most horrendous music you have ever heard - mindless screeching noises which make Psycho sound like Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 - which were also present in the original film.
We are then introduced to a large group of brand new characters who are training to be camp counsellors. Oh, the irony. Can you see where this is going already? It doesn't take Jason very long to stumble across them and pick them off one-by-one. The characters aren't particularly that interesting, but they are a lot more likeable than the ones from the original, and they're acting is much better. One or two of them do stand out, but they're all basically lazy layabouts who seem to like taking their clothes off every 5 minutes; whether it be to change their shirt, to go skinny dipping or for fornication, these kids seem to love it and don't do a whole lot else. Eventually some of them stupidly wonder off into Camp Crystal Lake, the condemned camp from the original and trigger a series of murders carried out by a vengeful Jason. A cop is whacked on the back of the head with a hammer, a boy is hung upside down by a rope and has his throat slashed with a machete, a boy in a wheelchair then gets the same machete embedded in his face and falls down some stairs, a couple are impaled on a bed with a spear whilst making love and a girl is stabbed with a kitchen knife which is filmed from the first-person perspective - Halloween rip-off, much?
The final showdown is pretty much a rehash of the original; Jason chasing the last two survivors through the camp, hiding in bathrooms, under beds, inside cars and tussling on the floor. Eventually, they discover a shrine devoted to Mrs. Voorhees. In this ridiculous scene, the female survivor puts on Mrs. Voorhees' sweater and manages to convince Jason that she's his mother. She tells him to get down on his knees but before she can kill him he sees through the disguise. After a short scuffle, Jason gets own machete lodged into his shoulder and falls to the ground. But of course, he isn't dead and comes crashing through a window a few minutes later and grabs one of them from behind, revealing his freakishly disfigured face. The film then abruptly cuts to the survivors being put in the back of an ambulance and then back to the Mrs. Voorhees' shrine. The camera slowly pans in closer and closer before suddenly fading to black. End credits. What happened to Jason? We're never told. Looks like he escaped before the police and ambulance's arrived. Perhaps Part 3 will tell us.

Friday the 13th Part 2 is a mild improvement over the original film, but not by much. The characters are slightly more likeable but are killed off just as quickly, the kills are more creative and Jason is the killer at last but he doesn't seem to be wearing his signature hockey mask and doesn't seem to like using his signature machete all that much. There's a lot missing here to make Part 2 a decent slasher film, honestly, what happened to the iconic image of Jason wearing a hockey mask and holding a machete? However, it is definitely worth a watch if you're a fan of the original film. Having said that, you could just skip the original completely and watch this one instead. It recaps its events in great detail, leaving no reason to bother with it. The choice is up to you.

Friday the 13th

Oh God, I can't believe I'm doing saying this. But it's time to start reviewing another long-running horror franchise.

Friday the 13th is a slow-paced slasher film about a group of indistinguishable teenagers with awful haircuts and terrible fashion sense who visit a recently re-opened lakeside campsite called Camp Crystal Lake that has been cursed by several murders and bad luck. Inspired by the success of John Carpenter's "Halloween" from 1978, Friday the 13th uses the first-person perspective to depict a vicious murderer stalking the teenagers at the camp, brutally killing them all one-by-one.

The premise sounds good on paper, but the fact that the killer isn't revealed until the final 20 minutes of the film stops it from being remotely scary. *SPOILERS* The killer is a woman named Mrs. Voorhees (we don't get given her first name). She worked as the camp's cook 25 years ago when her son Jason drowned in the lake. She blamed the camp's counsellors who were not watching him at the time and therefore holds each teenager responsible too. *END OF SPOILERS* That's all well and good, but it needs padding out just a bit more. It just feels too flimsy left like that. I suppose that's what the sequels are for, right? Also, her presence is depicted by the first-person perspective which is simply not as effective as how Halloween did it - showing the killer lurking in the background.

The kills are creative enough; an axe through the face, an arrow through the neck, etc. But the film is so slow-paced that you'll grow bored between kills. Most of the scenes building up to them either show the teenagers looking around aimlessly or performing menial tasks, and sometimes nothing happens at all therefore making the scenes completely pointless. However the special effects for each kill are done very well, especially for the 80s, and are well-timed. Most of them I didn't see coming.

Once all but one of the teenagers have been killed off and the killer makes themselves known, the final scenes consist of a cat & mouse routine between the killer and the last surviving teenager; running from cabin to cabin, switching off lights, hiding in storerooms, easily fighting the killer off each time they find them... why don't they just leave the camp? There's nothing stopping them apart from it being pitch black outside, they're a lot younger/fitter than the killer so they could easily outrun them, they even have a car for crying out loud! Anyway, after a long and poorly choreographed fight scene the killer is taken down with their own weapon (a bowie knife). The teenager is then found by the police the following morning, *SPOILERS* where we get a false ending of Jason emerging from the lake and dragging them under. *END OF SPOILERS* They wake up in hospital and ask about Jason. The police say they didn't find him. "But... then he's still out there." - Sequel, anybody?

Friday the 13th is a Halloween cash in designed to do little more than provide us with a campfire storyline and a few well-timed scares... and a young Kevin Bacon in tight shorts. *Shudders* It isn't particularly well-filmed, the acting is sketchy and payoff feels a little cheap. How did this film help define the slasher genre? It's boring most of the time. You'd be better off watching John Carpenter's Halloween or Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho if you're looking for an old school slasher film.

Halloween: Resurrection

Is it wrong that I actually enjoyed this one?
Don't get me wrong, it's a bad film. But it's by no means as bad as any of the other sequels, with the exception of Halloween III. It acts as a sequel to Halloween H2O, which was a direct sequel to Halloween II, meaning that the Halloween franchise as a whole should be considered a quadrilogy. I still however prefer to think of it as a trilogy because Halloween: Resurrection manages to stand on its own two feet as a standalone film; the plot is pointless but fun and the characters are harmless but entertaining. It also doesn't add all that much to the franchise's narrative.

The film takes place not long after the events of Halloween H2O. We see Laurie Strode committed to a psychiatric care facility where she is being held after witnessing more brutal killings by her brother Michael Myers, the notorious serial killer from Haddonfield. He soon pays her a visit and tries to killer her one last time. After an adequate chase scene and a few decent lines from Laurie threatening and taunting Michael, *MAJOR SPOILERS* he actually succeeds in killing her. Holding onto the side of the facility's roof after being pushed by Laurie, he stabs her through the back with his knife. She reaches up, kisses him on the lips and says "I'll see you in Hell" before plummeting to her death. *END OF MAJOR SPOILERS*

This opening scene is one of the best in the franchise. Unfortunately, the film that follows it is nothing more than a cheesy teenage slasher film with minimal scares and unoriginal kills. But it is fun thanks to it's somewhat new twist - a group of teenagers (completely unrelated to the Myers murders) win a competition to appear on an Internet reality show hosted by two entrepreneurs played by Busta Rhymes and Tyra Banks... I know, just go along with it. The show puts the teenagers inside Michael Myers' childhood home which they are supposed to search for clues as to why he murdered his family. Sound simple? Here's the twist: each teenager is rigged with a camera showing their POV that Internet subscribers can monitor as they search the house. It's not original but when it comes to this franchise, it is. It brings something fresh and new to the table and pulls it off rather well.
They soon discover that the whole thing is a publicity stunt and that Busta Rhymes is dressing up as Michael, pretending to scare them all. But the real Michael then returns home *MAJOR SPOILERS* after finally killing his sister after 20 years of failed attempts *END OF MAJOR SPOILERS* and begins to slowly pick off his unwanted guests one by one. However, that's it as far as the plot goes.

None of the actors/teenagers who enter Michael's house are that interesting but do their job of providing us with a haunted-house-meets-slasher experience fairly well. The only one of them that remotely stands out is Jen played by Katee Sackhoff from Battlestar Galactica - expect the same trademark facial expressions, grin and laugh that she does in that show. Sadly, her character is killed off just as quickly as most of the others. They're all just filler it comes down to it.
In the end, one of the teenagers teams up with Busta Rhymes to take Michael down. Rhymes actually puts up a pretty good fight too. They eventually incapacitate him *SPOILERS* by trapping him with some electrical wires before leaving him in a burning room and calling the emergency services. Michael's body is then taken to the morgue where we see his eyes open as his body bag is unzipped. The end credits then begin to roll. *END OF SPOILERS*

I don't know why, but I rather enjoyed this one. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. The fact that it was part of an Internet reality show gave it a small amount of self-awareness which reminded me of the Scream franchise, one of my favourite franchises of all time. It was only a small amount though.
As a standalone film it's quite fun. Silly, but harmless. But as a sequel to Halloween H2O, it fails on every level. If you're like me and believe that the Halloween franchise is a trilogy consisting of John Carpenter's original, Halloween II and Halloween H2O then give this one a miss. But it shall always remain a guilty pleasure of mine.

Halloween H2O

Finally, a fresh rating! It took 20 years but the Halloween franchise has finally made a decent sequel to John Carpenter's original. Halloween H2O is well written, well paced, the characters aren't annoying or unlikeable, Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie Strode, the kills aren't gratuitously over the top but still relatively creative and the plot actually makes sense this time.
None of the plot points from the 4 previous films are mentioned; such as Laurie's daughter Jamie. Halloween H2O acts as a direct sequel to Halloween II, ignoring the other 4. This is what makes it such a good film. All the stupid subplots and supernatural hoo-ha has been completely abandoned, and what we're left with is a simple and basic revenge story - Laurie, 20 years down the line, finally getting back at Michael Myers. We also get a few voice-over flashbacks of Dr. Sam Loomis who was played by the late Donald Pleasence reminding us of what happened back in the first two films, which is a nice touch considering how badly his character was treated in Halloween VI and how long it's been since 1981.

After going into hiding, Laurie has assumed a different name and is now the dean at a Northern California private school. She has a 17-year-old son named John (Personally, I would have chosen Sam in memory of Donald Pleasence's character Dr. Sam Loomis) and has been living a somewhat normal life. But all that changes when Michael comes to town.
The plot centres around Laurie John. Her school is holding a trip to Yosemite but she won't let him go because it coincides with Halloween night. She still hasn't fully recovered from Michael's brutal killings and is rather over-protective of him. She soon backs down and agrees to let him go but John and his friends have other plans and end up staying at the school. Then Michael arrives, picking off John's friends one by one, slowly making his way to Laurie. The showdown between her and Michael is tense, entertaining and extremely satisfying to watch, and the outcome provides a nice solid ending to the story arc.
The actors do their job well, especially Jamie Lee Curtis. The supporting cast don't feel disposable like previous entries and LL Cool J provides a few laughs. The film is also shot adequately well if not containing a few too many props here and there and doesn't throw as many jump-scenes at us like Halloween IV, V and VI did. There are a few in-jokes to other horror franchises as well such as Friday the 13th and Scream, but I won't ruin them for you. See if you can spot them.

It all sounds great so far. So what's wrong with it? Well, it isn't scary. At all. There have been far too many entries in the Halloween franchise for it to be considered scary anymore. If H2O was the third instalment then it might have provided a few scares. But because it isn't, it doesn't give the original film that much justice. In comparison it's just a decent slasher. In comparison to Halloween II however, it's fantastic.

In my opinion, Halloween is a trilogy. Consisting of John Carpenter's Halloween, Halloween II and Halloween H2O.

One more Halloween film to go. How on Earth there can be another one after how this one ended I do not know. Guess I'll find out soon enough...

Halloween - The Curse of Michael Myers (Halloween 6)

What can I say? There is absolutely nothing to like about this film. It's not scary, the characters are plucked out of thin air and the plot is utterly outrageous. It really is a shame to see a franchise that wasn't that great in the first place fall so hard.

There are apparently multiple versions of The Curse Of Michael Myers. As far as I know, I watched the theatrical release.

The film starts with Jamie from the previous two films giving birth to a baby in some sort of Druid ceremony. How she got there and who the baby's father is are not explained. Small details like that aren't important, apparently. *SPOILERS* She is soon hunted down by Michael Myers, who appears to know exactly where she is, and is killed in a barn house by being thrown into a corn threshing machine. He even turns it on for good measure. *END OF SPOILERS*
After leaving her baby in a nearby bathroom it is found by Tommy Doyle, a resident of Haddonfield played by Paul Rudd. He is friends with a handful of members of the Strode family, who seem to have all materialised out of nowhere. We have a mother, father, two sons, a daughter and a grandmother, as far as I can tell. Who they actually are in relation to the family isn't put across very well. Anyway, Tommy Doyle has been obsessed with the Myers murders for years and has come to suspect that the Strode's youngest son Danny is cursed with the same power that made Michael murder his family. He also believes that Michael has been marked by a cult of people with an ancient symbol called "Thorn" that Druid astronomers claimed was originated from a constellation of stars that appear from time to time on Halloween night. The details are vague but apparently it is a Druid curse that represents a demon that spread sickness and caused destruction among Druid tribes. For this to be prevented, each tribe had to inflict the curse on a child so they could offer the blood sacrifice of its next of kin on the night of Halloween; hence why Michael is killing his family. Tommy tells this to the Strode's daughter Kara and they team up together to stop Michael.
That's pretty much the plot. It's ridiculous, stupid and makes no sense in relation to the other films. When I reached the point where it was all revealed, I stopped paying attention and honestly did not care whether they stopped Michael or not.

Every now and then we see Dr. Sam Loomis, who is amazingly still alive after the previous film, who helps Tommy and Kara track down Michael and find out what's wrong with Danny. Sadly, his screen time is vastly shorter than any of his previous appearances making the relevance of his character almost non-existent. The only thing he does to help Tommy and Kara is help Kara and Danny escape through a door at the end of the film. That's it. Donald Pleasence who played Dr. Sam Loomis died shortly before the film's release and the ending credits contain the words "In memory of Donald Pleasence". But he's barely in it, making it a bit pointless. It's a pity this was his last film.

There really isn't all that much more I can say. This is a very difficult film to review because the plot is so hideously confusing and so many subplots are stuffed into it. It's just... crap. Total crap. It brings nothing new to the table, doesn't frighten the audience in any way and literally starts to make stuff up; the whole Thorn symbol palaver comes out of nowhere. The only redeeming qualities that can be found are some half-decent acting and some creative but clichéd kills. I highly recommend that you skip this one.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

Another year, another Halloween film. And while this one may be better than all previous attempts at a sequel to John Carpenter's original, it is still bland, jumbled and derivative.

PLEASE NOTE: This review contains quite a few spoilers. The big ones are clearly marked. My apologies for so many but I couldn't think of any other way to write this.

The film starts with Michael Myers yet again evading the police, this time by crawling through a mine shaft (he fell down it after being shot at the end of the previous film), narrowly avoiding being blown up by some dynamite that the police throw in. He then casually floats down a river without a care in the world. Except for one thing...
We then cut to one year after the events of the previous film where we see Jamie in hospital. She's suffering from severe psychological trauma after Michael's rampage and attacking her step mother. She appears to have some sort of telepathic link between her and Michael and is fully aware of his actions and whereabouts as we see her react to him killing an old man living in a shack near the river. *SPOILERS* Shortly thereafter, Michael arrives at her step sister Rachel's house and kills her with a pair of scissors; succeeding a scene where he stalks her through the house that goes on for far too long. *END OF SPOILERS* The scene is filmed rather well though; the house consists of a lot of white walls with the sun shining through every window and not once do we see the shadow of any cameras, boom mics or crew members. He then begins stalk to her friends Tina and Samantha who slowly lead him to Jamie, both of whom serve no other purpose to the story. Every now and then we cut to Dr. Sam Loomis, the man who refuses to leave this franchise, who investigates Michael's childhood home. The scene is pretty much pointless apart from setting up a future chase scene, which is actually a pretty cool scene so I'll get to that later.

Things start to slow down for a bit after that. Michael dresses up as Tina's boyfriend and kidnaps her without her even realising, only to be stopped by the police after Jamie tells them where he is using her telepathic link. The provides a bit of an anticlimax for the scene as it had the potential to be fairly creepy, instead we get Tina being rescued and Michael driving off before they can arrest him. *SPOILERS* Tina then goes to a Halloween party where her friends, as well as the police who brought her there, are brutally murdered by Michael with a rake and a pitchfork. He then chases Tina, Jamie and her friend Billy (a pointless character who has one of the creepiest smiles you will ever see) through the woods. He eventually grabs Tina and stabs her with a single blow to the shoulder. *END SPOILERS* The scene however takes far too long and the only good thing about it is John Carpenter's Halloween theme playing in the background, even if it is being drowned out by Tina's incessant screaming.

The final act is where the film picks up slightly. Jamie, Dr. Loomis and the police hold up in Michael's childhood home and wait for him to arrive, much like they did in the previous film. Except this time he doesn't take a lifetime to get there and they actually have a plan this time. Sort of. Their plan is... I forget, it isn't explained all that well. Much like Jamie's "telepathic link". *SPOILERS* But we see Dr. Loomis try to console Michael and take his knife off him, only get slashed across the stomach, smashed into a window and then thrown down some stairs. Michael then pursuits Jamie in the only decent scene in the entire film; Jamie hides in a laundry chute, Michael hears here and desperately stabs at the metal chute to get to her. The scene is staged and filmed very well, complete with tight close-ups of Michael's knife piercing the metal and of Jamie as she hangs on by her fingertips inside the laundry chute.
Jamie then proceeds to the attic where she finds Rachel's body posed on a chair, covered in blood. She then convinces Michael to remove his mask so she can see his face, but he quickly goes apeshit before she can get a good look. Dr. Loomis steps in and manages to incapacitate Michael and collapses on top of him, no doubt succumbing to his wounds.
The films ends with a mysterious tall figure wearing steel toe cap boots breaking Michael out of prison. We don't see it happen but we hear gunshots and see dozens of dead guards. The bars of Michael's cell are busted open and partially on fire. *END OF SPOILERS*

Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers is better than the other sequels and not particularly a bad film. It simply suffers from jumbled pacing, disposable characters and Donald Pleasence. He plays the character like he's escaped from a nursing home, running around town looking for his friend Michael who nobody else believes to exist. It makes no sense that he'd be allowed to continue pursuing Michael Myers, he puts far too many people in danger including himself. The plot device of Jamie's "telepathic link" is also not explained in any way. A few decent kills, the scenes where Michael shows signs of weakness and the final chase scene are this film's only saving grace.

So to summarise quickly - it's passable, but not at all scary. Stick with John Carpenter's original.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

After not seeing Michael Myers on the big screen for 7 years since Halloween II, a lot was riding on Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers. With Halloween III: Season Of The Witch being the fiasco that is was, director Dwight H. Little went back to the basics set by the 1978 original. To a certain extent, it worked. The overall film isn't as bad as Halloween II and is miles better than Halloween III. Unfortunately, it suffers from one fatal problem - it's boring.
The events of Halloween 4 unravel incredibly slowly. We see a burned Michael Myers escape from a hospital in search of Laurie Strode daughter, Jamie (kind of ironic seeing as the actress that played Laurie was Jamie Lee Curtis). Where this daughter has suddenly come from I do not know. I don't remember her ever being mentioned in Halloween I or II, and certainly not in III. We then see Dr. Sam Loomis played by Donald Pleasence, the only recurring character from the 1978 original, bearing the scars from the ending of Halloween II when he attempted to burn Michael to death. He also has the mother of all clichés - a limp and a walking stick (*rolls eyes*). Once again, he tries to retrace Michael's steps and find him before he gets to his next victim, but ultimately ends up going round in circles telling people how evil Michael is and that he isn't a man, blah blah blah...

The film then tries to get back to basics by bringing us back to Haddonfield on the night of October 31st where we see Jamie and her step-sister Rachel go out trick-or-treating. Why anybody sticks around in Haddonfield on October 31st is a mystery to me, you'd think they'd have learned by now. But I digress. They go out trick-or-treating, Jamie wonders off and ends up being chased by what we assume is Michael Myers. We're not entirely sure as there seems to be several copies of him wondering around at the same time. Eventually it is revealed that they're just kids playing a prank, wearing identical masks (what sick fuck creates Michael Myers masks and sells them to kids?). Jamie also has several hallucinations of Michael - grabbing her from underneath her bed and appearing behind her in a mirror at a costume store. At least we're led to believe that they're hallucinations.

*SPOILERS* Jamie, Rachel, Dr. Loomis and a few random bystanders and police officers then hold up in a house where they sit around waiting for Michael to show up. And he sure takes his sweet time about it. We don't see him kill anybody until 40 minutes into the film, where he throws a man into an electrical conduit cutting off the power to the whole town. He then turns up at the house and rams a shotgun through a girls chest, pinning her two feet off the ground against a door. But for some strange reason, we don't see any blood. We then see a ridiculously long scene where he chases Jamie and Rachel on the roof of the house that doesn't amount to anything, then he chases Jamie and Dr. Loomis through a school but again nothing happens, and then finally Jamie and Rachel hitch a ride out of town from some bar men in their truck. Michael emerges from the bottom of the moving truck and kills the bar men without any of them noticing but is thrown from the roof of the truck and run over and Rachel. He is then shot to smithereens by the cops and falls dead. Or so we think. *END OF SPOILERS* We're then given a bizarre plot twist at the very end which I won't spoil for you. It is stupid, but I honestly did not see it coming. Not because it's a good plot twist, but because it comes out of nowhere with no solid reason to back it up.

I can see what Dwight H. Little was trying to do here, but there's far too much waiting around and not enough actually happening. I felt like cheering every time Michael appeared for a brief moment only to skulk off seconds later. The scene where he climbs from underneath the moving truck is downright stupid, how could he possibly have been there? And why didn't the bar men or Jamie/Rachel hear him? Overall, a failed attempt at reviving the franchise, even if it is the best one since the original.

Halloween II
Halloween II(1981)

The first Halloween revolutionised the horror franchise, triggering a series of unoriginal and clichéd knock-offs. Unfortunately, Halloween II is one of them. John Carpenter as the director is what's missing with this sequel. Although he did co-write and co-produce it alongside Debra Hill, Rick Rosenthal does very little to follow in Carpenter's footsteps. The simple fact that Carpenter didn't direct it shows that he didn't want this film to be made, and the way the film plays out shows just how much he and Debra Hill couldn't be arsed to write a decent script.

The film takes place immediately after the events of the first film, with Michael Myers mysteriously disappearing after being shot six times by Dr. Sam Loomis, Donald Pleasence's character, who's performance appears to be twice as wooden as it was in the previous film. The events that follow are as predictable as they come - Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, is taken to hospital after almost being killed by Myers, who is still loose in Haddonfield. Michael does his best to go around town killing innocent people at random, slowly making his way to the hospital to find Laurie. Loomis and the police act like complete morons when it comes to hunting down Myers, having absolutely no idea whether he is dead or not after accidentally killing 17-year-old trick-or-treater dressed similarly to him. At no point did I care if they caught him or not, in fact I was sympathising with Myers for having grown up in such a dimwitted town. Jamie Lee Curtis' performance is no better than Donald Pleasence's; she spends most of the film crawling on the hospital floor looking for an escape route or sitting there staring into space. No wonder her screen time is vastly reduced, we seem to spend more time with Donald Pleasence, bumbling his way from place to place telling people that he shot Michael six times and that he's not human. Nothing we didn't already know.
About 95% of Halloween II is nothing but sloppy leftovers from Halloween I with no understanding of what made it so memorable. *SPOILERS* There is only one brief moment of originality where Michael burns a woman to death by plunging her repeatedly into the scalding water of a whirlpool bath. But she has nothing to do with the story so it seems rather pointless. *END OF SPOILERS* Just stick with John Carpenter's original. Everybody remembers it and nobody remembers this one.


Most horror remakes take the level of gore to the next level. Rob Zombie's "Halloween" however takes it to another universe.

The amount of violence and bad language in this film are astronomical and make quite frankly make it extremely uncomfortable to watch. Particularly the first half; *SPOILERS* the scene where Micheal Myers murders his family makes the Saw franchise look like a romantic comedy, the language that comes out of the Michael's school bully's mouths is disgusting and offensive and his backstory is dragged out for at least 15 minutes too long. It also makes him less frightening as we now know everything about him. What made him so frightening in John Carpenter's original was us not knowing why he does what he does. What we're shown is also not that interesting as it has been told a million times before in tons of better films. *END OF SPOILERS*
The rest of the film is merely a badly paced rehash of the original, adding a few unnecessary changes every now and then, with each kill getting more and more OTT until it becomes tedious and clichéd. The violence is grim and uncomfortable to watch, the alterations to the script are predictable and the way the narrative is put together is an insult to John Carpenter's original. I was bored throughout the entire thing.
For what it's worth though, Rob Zombie did make it his own. His own sloppy, overly long, gratuitous mess that barely resembles any part of the 1978 classic. Why it needed a remake I do not know.


John Carpenter's Halloween provided the basic groundwork for every horror/slasher film that came after it, making it one of the most effective and memorable horror masterpieces. It's creepy, dark and an absolute joy to watch. Everything down to the chilling theme music and the sense of dread every time Michael Myers is on screen make it almost as good as Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho". Many horror films fail to capture the essence of what it feels like to stalked by a man in a mask. Scenes are set up by establishing a scenario in the foreground, and then the camera slowly pans to one side revealing Michael Myers looming nearby in the background, partially obscured by a bush, fence or tree. I can't say I have ever seen another director achieve such an effect so brilliantly. The characters are also extremely likeable, making their deaths even more captivating as we do not want them to die. Probably the best thing about Halloween is its opening scene where we see Michael Myers murder his family. It is filmed from a first-person perspective giving the audience the feeling that they themselves could do such a thing, which is a great way to prepare them for what's to come as it completely throws them off their guard making them even more scared than originally thought they would be.
Love it or hate it, Halloween is a landmark in the horror/slasher genre and will always be remembered for the psychological effects it had on its viewers, all from a budget of $325,000. Which is really quite impressive when you think about it.


To say that this is the biggest comedy out at the moment, it isn't particularly funny. The story isn't all that interesting and therefore doesn't allow itself to come up with anything new, the characters are purely one-dimensional and only serve one purpose between one another and the jokes are either too darn gross to bare or are dragged out for far too long.
*SPOILERS* For example, the scene where the girls discover that they have food poisoning and vomit and defecate all over the bathroom. *END OF SPOILERS*
The scene is, for lack of a better word, sick. It wasn't funny because I knew what was going to happen and it made me want to be sick myself. This and most of the other jokes are just too juvenile for them to be considered funny.

Having said all that, even though the characters are one-dimensional, that doesn't mean their not likable. Especially Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy's who are both warm, believable and occasionally deliver the odd funny one-liner here and there. Rose Byrne is also wonderful at playing her snobby bitch of a character and made me crack a smiles simply because of her screen presence. Chris O'Dowd unfortunately is terribly miscast in his role. I am a huge fan of The IT Crowd, however, he simply wasn't the right choice. The role should have been played by an American actor because his American accent just doesn't work. I can here his Irish accent underneath, begging to be let out.

There isn't really all that much more I can say about Bridesmaids. Is it hilarious? No. Will it make you laugh? Not really, maybe a little. 2011 hasn't been a very good year for comedy thus far, with films such as No Strings Attached, The Hangover Part 2, Paul, Gnomeo and Juliet, Your Highness, Hall Pass and Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son all failing to induce laughter and instead induce pain and suffering upon their unfortunate viewers. If you go see Bridesmaids, lower your expectations and you might enjoy it.

Van Helsing
Van Helsing(2004)

With the exception of one decent fight scene, Van Helsing is a derivative, contrived and rather dull mess stuffed with a little too much CGI. Plenty of the effects could have been done practically (take Underworld as an example; practical Werewolves), the dialogue is mundane, the character of Van Helsing learns nothing and refuses to grow and the villain seems as though he's been taking acting lessons from Jeremy Irons. The slick feel to the visual style, Kate Beckinsale's ass-kickery and the previously mentioned single fight scene make this film passable. But just barely.

The Italian Job

Utterly pointless, lifeless, fruitless and meaningless. None of what made the original so great is present. The characters feel like their taken out of a 60s comic book, their dialogue is idiotic and contrived and the fact that the film takes place in Los Angeles and Venice completely negates its title. The car chases are okay, but seem too ostentatious. Avoid this remake as if it were some vile, deathly disease.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Ignore the critics, On Stranger Tides is a worthy addition to the Pirates franchise and even surpasses the two previous sequels. The story is interesting and original and takes place within itself so there hopefully won't be a half-baked sequel to round it off, Keira Tritely and Orlando Gloom are gone along with the unfunny double act of Pintel and Ragetti, and the supporting cast do well to provide well-written dialogue and witty one liners.

Pretty much everything the critics have said are wrong. This is not a bad film. It has nothing on The Curse of the Black Pearl but it blows Dead Man's Chest and At World's End out of the water and shoots them right between the eyes. I actually gave a shit about what happened in this one, without having the tedious Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner storyline boring me to death. Instead we get the fabulous Penelope Cruz providing us with an interesting, strong and funny character, everything that Elizabeth Swann should have been. No damsels in distress this time around. The sailer and mermaid side plot isn't particularly important, but still has some nice moments and in no way overshadows the main plot.
The story is simplified (it's actually based on a book, so you know it's good right from the start) and never gets too complicated like the sequels did. Point A to Point B with no fish people in sight.

**Possible spoilers**
On Stranger Tides' strongest attribute is its set pieces. Ranging from Jack Sparrow being chased through the streets on London by jumping on the roofs of horse carriages (insert Dame Judi Dench cameo here), Jack and Angelica (Cruz) sword fighting on top of beer barrels, vampire-esque mermaids attacking ships and zombie pirates wreaking havoc. Each sequence is beautifully filmed and directed. My hat goes off to Rob Marshall, he's done a spectacular job here, and Hans Zimmer's music makes them absolutely perfect.
*End of spoilers*

The only thing that I can see wrong with this film is that it's not as good as the first one. But how could it be? With that said, I welcome On Stranger Tides and shall watch it a lot more than Dead Man's Chest and At World's End.

PS. Stay after the credits. I sense there may be a 5th film coming our way ;)


A nice, gentle film that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Good voice acting, terrific music and astounding animation - even if it does resemble a DreamWorks/Pixar film more than a Disney film. It appears that Disney feels that it needs to move with the times and adopt a more computer generated approach to animation. The film also doesn't have all that much in terms of a strong story and it certainly doesn't live up to being Disney's 50th animated feature.
Except for Rapunzel, the characters are somewhat one-dimensional and are never developed as much as they could be. So don't expect a gripping re-imagined version of the classic Rapunzel story; just a fun, light-hearted and puppy dog eyed children's film that will entertain everybody. Unless you're a DreamWorks fan who mistakes it for a DreamWorks film. You won't find any pop culture references here. Thank God. I'm looking at you, Megamind.

Black Swan
Black Swan(2010)

Sexually vivid and beautifully visceral. One of the best psychological thrillers I've seen in a long time; right up there with Donnie Darko.

Black Swan is many things. But a ballet film it is not. It is an intense psychological thriller and sometimes a minimalist horror flick. Natalie Portman does a tremendous job as both the White and Black Swan in a contemporary rendition of Swan Lake which slowly begins to reveal her darker side and lash out at those around her. A fantastically directed journey of self-discovery, freedom and a quest for perfection. Fans of Portman and psycho-thrillers alike will love Black Swan. The ending is somewhat confusing though and may require several viewings.

The Green Hornet

Seth Rogen will undoubtedly make you laugh, but the film overall is highly uninspired. The protagonists have no real motive for their actions, the fight scenes are cool but unoriginal and the dialogue is so unbelievably stupid that you'll hardly believe your ears. However, as previously mentioned, some cool fight scenes and great performances from Seth Rogen, Jay Chou and Christoph Waltz are what make The Green Hornet worth watching. Once. Never again.

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider(2007)

The worst Marvel film ever. Yes, even worse than Ang Lee's "Hulk".


A true masterpiece. I have nothing more to say.

Due Date
Due Date(2010)

Painfully unfunny and holds a very strong sense of familiarity to other films of its type.


A well-put-together adaptation of the almighty Thor that fits inbetween the other Marvel films brilliantly. The action is frantic and strong, the characters are well-written and stay true to the comics and the supporting cast do a wonderful job at providing comedy and progressing the story. The visual effects are breathtaking and really sell the fictional realm in which the film takes place.
A few action film clichés and a predictable plot twist are the only things that make Thor not deserve a 100% rating. But it is still one of the best Marvel films, right up there with the first Spider-Man and X-Men 2.

Scream 4
Scream 4(2011)

A refreshing reminder of what made the original trilogy so fun. A clever script, great casting and the amount of modern-day pop-culture references and jokes towards reboots make it a suitable film for an entirely new generation. While it may not be as funny as the first two, the killer isn't as clumsy and it plays out more like a thriller than a horror film, it's certainly an improvement over the third, and that's more than enough. Brilliantly paced and the killer's identity is a cunning twist. Definatley Wes Craven's best film in years. "Bring on the next two", I say!

Scream 3
Scream 3(2000)

Feels more like a parody than an actual sequel. The killer is 3 times as clumsy that it's no longer funny, the film takes place within another film with it's own set of actors playing the main characters and the killers motive isn't as robust as the two previous films'. However it does provide a fitting end to the trilogy.

Scream 2
Scream 2(1997)

A top-notch sequel that actually realises that it's a sequel. More gore, more scares and the killer is as clumsy as ever. Can't beat the original though.


Classic teen-slasher with plenty of laughs, in-jokes & a serial killer who's clumsier than Clumsy Smurf. Great writing and tons of gore. Wes Craven at his best.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The original film from 1974 was dull, this one's more energetic and actually has blood. Far superior.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Quite possibly one of the dullest and most boring films I have ever seen. Badly-acted, badly-filmed and badly-structured. Thank God for the remake.

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch(2011)

It's no masterpiece and probably won't win that many awards, but it's mindless fun that shouldn't be missed. Even if it doesn't make that much sense.

The plot may be somewhat confusing for some so I'll try and make it sound as simple as possible (*possible spoilers*):
A young girl with no name is incarcerated in a mental institution after she accidentally kills her little sister whilst trying to save her from their abusive step-father. However, she is lobotomised and forced against her will to join a brothel (a brothel in a mental institution, go figure...?) and provide erotic dances for clients. Her dance instructor somehow teaches her to imagine herself in an alternate reality as a way of coping with the institution. In this reality she encounters an old wise man who tells her that she can escape the institution after acquiring a map, fire, a knife, a key and an unrevealed item that will require "great sacrifice". Using this knowledge, she teams up with 4 other inmates and plots to escape the institution.

None of the 5 main characters have actual names. Instead they are given stage names - Our main protagonist is named "Baby Doll". The 4 inmates that she teams up with are named "Sweet Pea", "Rocket", "Blondie" (a possible attempt at humour as she isn't even blonde) and "Amber". They accompany Baby Doll as she enters each alternate reality to acquire each item. Not much character development is given to any of them, including Baby Doll, but they are more than capable of providing us with nonstop kickassery, erotic clothing/poses and one-liners.

The realities are as follows (*SPOILERS*):
1st: Feudal Japan where Baby Doll encounters the old wise man.
2nd: A WWII steampunk Nazi bunker (yes, you read that correctly) to acquire a map of the institution. The Nazi's bleed steam instead of blood.
3rd: A medieval castle filled with Orcs and a fire-breathing dragon to acquire two crystals that create fire.
4th: A train filled with robots to disarm a bomb and acquire the knife - a blast if you're a fan of Science Fiction.

The key is stolen by the owner of the brothel and the "great sacrifice"... well, I won't spoil that for you.


Sucker Punch is by no means a bad film as it plays out a lot like a video game - 5 bad-ass girls enter several alternate realities armed to the teeth with guns, daggers and swords to escape imprisonment. It's also loaded with CGI that Zac Snyder fans will be accustomed to. But what keeps it from being a great film is the complete lack of explanation. We never find out why Baby Doll is able to imagine such elaborate realities, take 4 other people in with her, carry objects from them over to the real world and who on Earth the old wise man is who keeps showing up to offer them advice. To be perfectly honest, it would have been a much better film if the whole alternate reality aspect of it was dropped and left us with a simple "prison break" film. But if you are able to overlook things like that then you will enjoy Sucker Punch greatly. If you aren't, then you'll either be confused or end up not liking it at all.

On a side note - Does it deserve the 12A rating? Yes. Should it warrant a 15 rating instead? No. There isn't nearly enough swearing, zero nudity and most of the violence takes place off-camera.

I may make some changes to this review further down the line as I'm not completely satisfied with it. If I do I'll repost it; the rating might even change.


Considered one of the worst films of 2010, but is actually a lot of fun and well put together.

Let me explain why in simple terms:

Story: Limited, but that's to be expected when it follows the survival of civilians. They're not meant to know exactly what's going on.
Characters: They don't make the smartest decisions, but again, that's to be expected. Their dialogue is a bit quirky but it works and they appear to be humans with real problems, not just random people thrown into the middle of an alien invasion. They have parents, some have affairs, some are pregnant, etc.
Visual effects: Top-notch. Some of the best I've ever seen in a film, it never looks tacky.

On top of all that, add a great opening, a really good score and (sadly) a very disappointing ending. If it wasn't for the ending, Skyline could have been brilliant. It kept me drawn in right until the last 2-5 mins. Seriously, the ending is crap.

Source Code
Source Code(2011)

The next "Inception"? In terms of sci-fi, no. In terms of entertainment, Hell yes.

Source Code is a mixture of mixture of Harold Ramis' "Groundhog Day", Tony Scott's "Déjà Vu", NBC's "Quantum Leap" and Fox's short-lived supernatural drama "Tru Calling". Jake Gyllenhall plays Captain Colter Stevens, a helicopter pilot serving in Afghanistan, who is put into a computer program called Source Code that allows him to relive the last 8 minutes of somebody's life. That somebody is Sean Fentress, one of many victims of a terrorist attack on a Chicago train. Stevens must find out everything he can about the bomb and the bomber within those 8 minutes; saving everybody onboard.

The premise is more than just that though. The film is categorised by many as Science-Fiction. True, but that's only a small part of it. Once Stevens uses the Source Code to enter Fentress' body, the film plays out as an action/crime thriller as he discovers new information each time he goes in which eventually leads him to the bomber. As well as this, towards the end of the film (*SPOILERS*), we find out that Stevens was actually killed in Afghanistan two months priorly and is functioning inside the Source Code as a "ghost", if you will. Once he stops the attack and his mission is complete, the Source Code will be turned off and his life will officially end. This leads to a rather touching human story element to all the technology and explosions. (*END OF SPOILERS*)

Just a few nitpicks:
The story spends at least the first 20-30 minutes not explaining itself at all to the audience, leaving them in the dark as to why everything is happening. I recommend that you watch the trailer before seeing this film as it actually gives you a better explanation. (Ah, the wonders of video editing!)
There's also a blatant lack of plot twists which would have made the film just that little bit better. For example, I was half expecting Sean Fentress to be the bomber, or one of the other main characters such as Christina; the woman accompanying Fentress on the train, or Goodwin or Rutledge; the people running the Source Code. But sadly, this never occurred.

As you might expect, seeing the same 8 minutes play out in front of you over and over again can get a tad tedious. But it's the little differences each time that make it work. Some of them are subtle, others are gargantuan. There's also a slight sense of "not-taking-itself-too-seriously" that will please Hitchcock fans to no end. Such as Colter Stevens acting so instantaneously with his actions that it's as if he can predict the future, which ironically, he can.

Jake Gyllenhall does a wonderful job at portraying Captain Colter Stevens and we get a convincing and warm performance from Michelle Monaghan as Christina. Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright do well as Colleen Goodwin and Dr. Rutledge, but fail to achieve anything other than unadventurous. They get the job done anyway.

An underused premise, great cast, as well as impressive directing and minimalist special effects all add up to a fun action/crime thriller with a strong but subdued sci-fi element. Recommended.


Instead of the slick horror thriller it claims to be, it's a slow, muddled & mediocre attempt at horror/sci-fi with a pretty basic plot and no likeable characters. A good idea that was badly executed.

Paranormal Activity 2

Heaps better than the first one - A bigger house, more cameras, better actors and a great ending. I'm actually interested in where the third one will take us.


Sci-Fi fans rejoice, Paul has more references than you can shake an Ewok at; including Star Wars, Aliens & E.T.

Don't however expect the same sort of comedy that Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz gave us. They were written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright and Edgar Wright directed them both. Paul on the other hand is written by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and is directed by Greg Mottola; the director of Superbad. It's a completely different style of comedy and not even the tiniest fraction of British humour is to be seen. Not that that's a bad thing, Paul is still a very funny film, but some fans might be disappointed that Edgar Wright wasn't involved.

The Sci-Fi references are great. I laughed at all of them (I think). I won't ruin any of the really big ones but I'll tell you one of them - Paul asks Pegg and Frost's characters to get some some Reese's Pieces from a gas station. Reese's Pieces were used in E.T. to lure him out of the shed. Some are in your face and some are so subtle they may pass over a few of the younger viewers.

Paul is full of great Sci-Fi references and some decent jokes that will entertain everybody. The plot is a little thin but it pays homage to some of the greatest Sci-Fi films ever made and it should be congratulated for that.

The Kids Are All Right

"The Critics Are All Wrong." - Robbie Collin, News of the World.

"Somewhere around the halfway mark, the realization arrives with a dull thud: Turns out that unconventional families can be just as tedious in their melodramatic dysfunctions as any traditional clan." - Rick Groen, Globe and Mail.

The premise sounded really good, but instead I was faced with a dull, jaded, tedious and uncomfortable experience in which I wanted to kill myself. There are occasional moments of drama that are mildly entertaining but inevitably come crashing back down to the copious amounts of tedium that the film seems to love so much. Why it is nominated for best film at this year's Oscars is beyond me and I pray to God that it doesn't win it. Avoid this film unless you want to yawn yourself to death.

The King's Speech

British filmmaking at its best - perfect casting, phenomenal acting, beautiful cinematography and a great script.

It's frightening just how much Helena Bonham Carter actually looks like Queen Elizabeth. Colin Firth pulls off the stammering King George VI wonderfully with a sense of charisma, charm and sophistication. The real star of the film though I think is Geoffry Rush, who completely deserves his Oscar nomination for best supporting actor.

If you know your history, can figure out who everyone is supposed to be and understand their background then you will have a bloody good time with this film. But you'll still enjoy it if you don't.

The Silence of the Lambs

"Hello Clarice."

People were scared by this? Seriously? Sure it was interesting, and Anthony Hopkins was fabulous as Hannibal Lecter. But I would have preferred it to have been from Hannibal's point of view, rather than a half-arsed performance by Jodie Foster with a phony Virginian accent. The scene where Hannibal escaped at the end was pretty cool, more of that would have been nice.

Easy A
Easy A(2010)

Did you have rumours spread about you at high school? I did. I won't go into them, but some pretty nasty and completely untrue things were said about me and there was nothing I could do because in high school rumours spread like wildfire and anyone that I told to the contrary just refused to believe me because everyone in my school was obnoxious.
It is no doubt because of this that I had a very strong connection with this film - A girl surrounded by people obsessed with gossip and rumours pretends that she slept with a guy from college and then everybody thinks she's a slut. She is then confronted by a bunch of guys who offer to pay her to lie about sleeping with them as well in order to boost their reputation (ahh, the wonders of high school. How I absolutely do not miss it). Eventually she ends up getting hurt by a guy who she thought was serious about her and fights to regain her positive reputation.

The film's strongest aspect is of course it's leading actress, Emma Stone. She's simply wonderful. Her performance is natural, charming, down-to-earth and has an incredible sense of warmth, as well as a fabulous vocabulary and hilarious sense of sarcastic and dry humour.

The rest of the cast is your typical high school film ensemble who a do a decent job, with a couple of exceptions. Namely, Amanda Bynes and (as much as it kills me to say this) Lisa Kudrow.
Bynes is purely awful - an over-the-top Christian constantly trying to convert others with an overwhelmingly annoying attitude towards all other religions, and top it all off, she can't act to save her life.
Kudrow (seriously, it hurts to say this) tries to be funny and completely falls flat, all for one simple reason. We've seen it all before, for 10 years, in Friends. She just replays Phoebe Buffay. She was funny back then, but not now. She just comes off as immature and unrefined.

Easy A takes an idea and runs with it - the fact that news travels fast in high school, but not always truthfully. Somebody hears something, changes a few (sometimes all) of its details and tells somebody else. This is in turn repeated several hundred times until the entire school is aware of several hundred rumours about one particular person, good or bad, and they all believe them. Scary, huh? Yes, but also stupid. Luckily, Easy A doesn't have a whiny "shut up, no I didn't" kind of lead character. Like I said before we have a sarcastic, dry, down-to-earth and charming young woman who never denies or confirms the rumours about her. She just wants the attention, which is extremely difficult to get when you're in high school, especially in America (you guys just love your gossip!).

One last thing before I wrap up - the relationship between Emma Stone's character and her mother is very close to the relationship that I have with my mother. So it was a joy to watch it play out in a similar fashion to how mine does. I smiled in almost every scene they were both in, alone anyway. The father and the son/brother seemed a little one-dimensional for my liking.

Overall, Easy A is definitely one of my favourite high school-based films. The premise is discreet but not boring, the comedy is top-notch and Emma Stone is remarkable. Unfortunately it is let down somewhat by Amanda Bynes and (ouch) Lisa Kudrow. If it wasn't for them, I would have given Easy A a 100% rating. Hell, if it was just the one of them that I didn't like I would still have given it a 100% rating. But sadly, there's two of them. Honestly Will Gluck (director), there are tons of other (and better) actresses out there who could have played Bynes' role and Kudrow could easily have toned down her performance. But I digress. Love the film, by the bucketload. Despite its middling casting flaws.


Despite a somewhat amusing performance from Jason Statham, Crank is boring, dull and as unlikely as Michelle Pfeiffer winning a Most Convincing Tranny competition.

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Next to Reservoir Dogs, my favourite heist film in the whole wide world.


One of a kind, original, dark, claustrophobic, gritty, the pinnacle of sci-fi horror.

Alien was extremely successful and set the standard for its genre for several reasons.
The first is that the alien itself is just a man in a rubber suit, no CGI or special effects were used. I am a firm believer in "if you can do it practically, then do it". Don't bother trying to make something on a computer when you do it physically on set and have the actors work with it.
The second is that you barely see the alien but it still manages to shock and terrify its audience. Apparently when the film was released back in 1979, people were literally screaming and kneeling down behind their seats in horror, and that's a very rare thing these days because we've seen it all before and aren't normally scared as often as we were. The design for the alien is also a stroke of genius on H.R. Giger's part; frightening, sexual and vividly vicious and ferocious.

Another aspect that I love about Alien is the fact that it's sci-fi, but nothing like the conventional sci-fi that people are used to. e.g. Star Wars or Star Trek. There's no flash, no shine, no ray guns, no holograms, none of the OTT futuristic stuff. Just a few sliding doors (which aren't terribly futuristic anyway) and a robot. Also the spaceship itself isn't spotless. Everything on the spaceship looks old, grimey and used but still looks futuristic enough that we buy into it and accept it. Even though most of the film's interior props were merely cardboard boxes and deactivated jet engines made to look like part of a functioning spaceship. But they work perfectly.

The cast do a great job at portraying what it is like to live their world, especially Sigourney Weaver and Yaphet Kotto. The music sets the tone of the film brilliantly, without it the film just wouldn't work.

Every sci-fi and decent horror film since Alien has taken something from it or developed something from it. It was the first of its kind, or at least the first of its kind to have an impact on an audience. It launched Sigourney Weaver's career, created its own genre and has never been beaten since its release. My all-time favourite sci-fi horror film.


I started watching with a sense of doubt & dread but ended up enjoying it more than the original.

I know, "wtf?", right? Trust me, I was surprised myself. Liking something that isn't original is extremely rare for someone like me. Usually I praise the original material against all odds but I thought Predators was a lot more enjoyable than Predator, for two reasons. 1) It reminded me of Cube, and 2) it reminded me of Battle Royale. i.e. The cast were chosen and then thrown into the boiling pot against their will, constantly being monitored and having to work together. The original didn't have that, it was just one man walking around by himself. The "Balls to the Wall" action reminds us all of what made Predator so enjoyable but manages to come up with a few ideas of its own as well. It also paid homage to Predator; the jungle, the booby traps, which was nice to see because not many reboots bother to do that nowadays.

Of course Predators isn't without its problems. The cast of characters aren't particularly interesting and when even the slightest spark of interest presents itself they are immediately discarded like a used tissue, the Predator's heads looked much too big to me and their background is still somewhat of a mystery. I would love to know more about where they come from, how they evolved and most importantly, what the Hell their race is actually called. The ending also leaves more to be desired and begs for a sequel to tie up the loose ends.

Fans of the original will either love Predators or find it too samey and much rather give it a miss. I personally loved it, even more than the original. I guess the overwhelming charisma of Danny Trejo was just far too difficult to resist.

Boat Trip
Boat Trip(2003)

I am absolutely horrified at the negative reviews that this comedy gem received. It's hilarious! Has the world gone mad!?

The Expendables

Some cool explosions, some decent fight scenes and a couple of funny one-liners, but that's all it is. There's no plot to speak of and Jason Statham's talent is completely wasted.


Vastly underrated. Films such as Toy Story & Finding Nemo are praised, but WALL-E is always forgotten.

As the great Roger Ebert said, "Pixar's WALLE succeeds at being three things at once: an enthralling animated film, a visual wonderment and a decent science-fiction story." But there was one thing that he failed to mention - a love story. As artificial as it may seem, the relationship between EVE and WALL-E is in fact a romantic one. And quite possibly the very first romantic relationship to have any form of success where neither "person" barely says a word to the other "person". It's all noises, facial expressions and the odd uttering of each other's name. But it all seems to be enough for them, as they appear to be madly in love. What else could you possibly ask for in a relationship like that?

The science-fiction side to the film was probably what appealed to me the most. As a huge science-fiction fan, I was immediately drawn in by the very idea of Earth being completely covered with rubbish and that one little robot was left to tidy it all up, as well as having to survive in the treacherous wastelands of our once-beautiful homeworld.

Wonderfully animated, fantastic music, good voice acting, but this is all to be expected from Pixar. So I won't bore you any longer. Great film. Perfect in fact.

Despicable Me

Not exactly a barrel of laughs, but proves that even the nastiest of people can be gracious & loving.
The plot itself is complete trash but the underlying subplot is quite touching - Gru, a renowned supervillain who's mother never loved him and is therefore incapable of giving love himself, finds the ability to love three little girls. He notices them entering another supervillain's house selling cookies, so he decides to "adopt" them and then use them to get into the house to steal a shrink ray so that he can shrink the moon, steal it and then take credit for it. But overtime he develops fatherly feelings for the three little girls and ends up becoming a proper parent. The kind that his mother could never be.
If you humour the ridiculous main plot and focus solely on the subplot, you'll do just fine. Unless you like ridiculous plots, in which case you'll be sitting on a gold mine. Most of the jokes fall flat on their faces and fail to amuse, even when they're delivered by Gru's cute little yellow minions who bare a strong resemblance to Tic Tacs. But the animation is top-notch and the voice acting is fantastic. Even though Steve Carell sounds an awful lot like Arnold Schwarzenegger at times. Recommended. Some might like it, some might not.

Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over

With the exception of Sylvester Stallone & Steve Buscemi, there isn't a single good thing about this mess of a film.

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Special effects galore, interesting storyline & a great cast, but not as original as the first. Still awesome though.

Spy Kids
Spy Kids(2001)

A rare spy-spoof that manages to entertain, amuse, charm and cry its way into our hearts and refuses to budge.

Man on Fire
Man on Fire(2004)

The only film to ever make me cry. The onscreen relationship put forward by Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning is the most beautiful, heart-warming and convincing love story I have ever seen. Tony Scott's cinematography is simply magnificent. Mexico City is a dangerous but wonderful place and a perfect setting for the film that really draws you in and makes you experience the trauma that is having one's child kidnapped. Quite possibly the best remake ever made.

AVP - Alien Vs. Predator

I have never been more bored in my entire life. And I've seen Avatar!

Battle Royale

It deviates heavily from the book, but I simply don't care. This film is a masterpiece. The acting isn't particularly impressive, some of the plot points are over-exaggerated or not explained well enough and the subtitles for foreign releases look like they were written by blind Yak with a keyboard strapped to its feet. But the remaining storyline, setting and soundtrack are excellent and the fact that the film also brings up politics and love are just added bonuses. You really feel the pain and terror that the characters are going through underneath the sheer onscreen carnage that many critics fail to see through. Yes, the film is violent. But there are hundreds, thousands of films out there that are more violent. God help us if the supposed US remake ever sees the light of day.

Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown(1997)

Some think it's underrated, but I just don't see it. Jackie Brown lacks everything that is great about Quentin Tarantino. It never draws you in, makes you laugh or interests you in any way, shape or form.
Besides Samuel L. Jackson and Pam Grier, the cast just don't seem to connect for me. Especially Robert De Niro and Robert Forster, they don't feel at home at all. The story, not that there's much of one, isn't particularly enthralling and the scenes that take up the bulk of the first 3/4 of the film are just plain boring. Even the scenes with Samuel L. Jackson are boring, and that's saying something.
There are some decent scenes though. For example, any scene with both Jackson and Grier on their own. Their chemistry is something that simply cannot be denied. You'd think they were brother & sister in real life if you didn't know any better.
Every film that Quentin Tarantino has worked on so far has been fantastic, except for Jackie Brown. Quentin should have just left "Rum Punch" alone.

Chicken Run
Chicken Run(2000)

Aardman Animations at their best. Comedy, action, love, everything that makes Aardman great is present.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

TCotWR is fabulous, except for the plot. It's a shame that W&G were let down so much by it.

Far Cry
Far Cry(2008)

Abysmal. "So bad it's good"? Hardly. Its only mildly entertaining aspect is its preposterous dialogue.

The Fourth Kind

I watched the first hour and couldn't carry on. Jovovich tries her best, but the film is just so DULL.

The Blair Witch Project

Some tense moments, except you don't know what the fuck is going on. Not scary in the slightest.

The Italian Job

Sheer class. To this day, The Italian Job is one of the best heist films in existence. Witty, charming, fun, exhilarating and unbelievably camp. British filmmaking at its best.

Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux(2005)

Completely OTT & ridiculously outlandish, but enjoyable. A cool setting, quirky visuals & curious plot. Just don't take any of it seriously and you'll be fine.

28 Days Later

This is every bit a zombie movie as Avatar was a sci-fi breakthrough. In other words, it's not.

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

The tackiest film I have ever seen. But still fun to watch as long as you don't take it seriously.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

A bit slow in parts, leaves people who didn't read the book in the dark, and feels too much like a prelude. But it does stand up on its own two feet. Don't listen to all the negative reviews. DH Part 1 is a decent HP film that deserves all the positive reviews it can get.


To it's credit, Valkyrie is a good film. But it's hard to believe that the events it depicts actually happened.

X-Men Origins - Wolverine

The narrative may be a tad sketchy, but the loyalty to the source material makes it half decent.

District 9
District 9(2009)

The overall idea of D9 sounds really good. But once you watch it, you'll be bored out of your skull.

Jennifer's Body

A victim of awful marketing. Forget the sultry Megan Fox on all the posters and expect terror & wit.

Not your typical teen-horror flick. Strangely though, Amanda Seyfried has more screen time than Megan Fox. This isn't really a problem though, as she is much better looking and a far superior actress.

The supernatural stuff isn't explained all that well, but other than that, Jennifer's Body should be worth a look for horror fans and Megan Fox worshippers alike.


A maelstrom, dislocated washout that desperately tries to decide what kind of film it wants to be. There's some pretty cool visuals but that's pretty much it. Imagine Ridley Scott's Alien meets Neil Marshall's The Descent.

Burke and Hare

Murder has never been more funnier.

One Missed Call

Quite possibly the worst J-horror remake in existence. The acting is appalling and the deaths are westernized beyond any form of actual horror.

One Missed Call

One of the best J-horror films out there that plays on people's fear of dying as well as scaring you shitless.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Brilliantly achieved effects, HAL is awesome, but the confusing ending diminishes this Sci-Fi classic.

The Social Network

A brilliant, funny, accurate, well-structured tale of how the social giant that is Facebook came to be.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

The best in the prequel trilogy. George Lucas finally learned his lesson and went back to his roots.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

With its brilliant action scenes put aside, AotC is just bad. It's slow and too lovey-dovey. The worst.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Considered to be awful, TPM is actually very good. As in VERY good. Amazing effects and a good story.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Inadequate to its predecessors but still a great way of ending one of the best Sci-Fi trilogies around.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Some of the most iconic moments in Sci-Fi are contained within this very masterpiece.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Simply put - the first in a long line of great Sci-Fi stories. Good effects & immensely entertaining.

The Room
The Room(2003)

Wiseau had the last laugh. The Room has become a cult classic since its debut in 2003. God knows why. The acting is terrible (especially Wiseau's), the plot is indiscernible, the characters are dumb, the dialogue is atrocious, the camera work is awful, the editing is abysmal and Wiseau's directional decisions are just idiotic. There's only one decent actor in the entire film and they don't even play a major role; in anything. The Room is a prime example of "it's so bad, it's good" and it will leave you in hysterics at just how bad it is really is.


The modern day "It's A Wonderful Life". A comedy gem. Christopher Walken is fabulous as always.

The Dark Knight

The best Batman. Period. Heath Ledger is spellbinding. All that's missing is Harley Quinn at his side.

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)

Venom was completely wrong and Sandman was irrelevant. 2 villians too many if you ask me.

RoboCop 3
RoboCop 3(1993)

While the second film was funny, there is nothing funny about this one. Complete and utter tripe.

Robocop 2
Robocop 2(1990)

Nothing about this film is good, it's just painfully funny.


A low-budget Terminator, and that's not a bad thing. It's rough, vigorous and relentless.

Mouse Hunt
Mouse Hunt(1997)

Mouse Hunt had me crawling on the floor with laughter until I couldn't see, let alone breathe.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Great songs that have meaning and soul, and a fantastic cast. I can't abide musicals, but I love this.

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko(2001)

I sat through it in complete silence with 2 other people - that's how engaging Donnie Darko is.


This is what passes for Vampires these days? Give me strength...

The A-Team
The A-Team(2010)

It obviously doesn't hold a candle to the original series, but it's still a decent action film. Liam Neeson is perfect for the role of Hannibal and the rest of the cast are great too. It's just the new Mr. T that I have a problem with.


The best rom-zom-com since Shaun Of The Dead.

Law Abiding Citizen

Honestly, why so much hate towards this film? It had a good plot, great acting and awesome suspense.

Shrek Forever After

The franchise's saving grace. After the monstrosity that was Shrek 3, Shrek 4 was pretty good.

Shrek the Third

Take everything you loved about the first two films and then throw them all out the window.


Not particularly funny, but has a very big heart and impeccably charismatic.

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)

Surpassed my expectations. I thought it would be riddled with bile & idiosyncrasies. I was wrong.

Quantum of Solace

I was willing to accept Casino Royale, but QoS was just bollocks. I want the old Bond back.

Casino Royale

Despite it's excellent pacing, fight scenes, acting and plot twists; it simply isn't Bond.

Phone Booth
Phone Booth(2003)

Colin Farrell is simply brilliant in this, and Kiefer Sutherland's voice is inviting and sinister.

Cube Zero
Cube Zero(2004)

Better than Cube 2, but nowhere near as perfect as Cube. It doesn't do its job as a prequel either.

Terminator Salvation

No James Cameron, no Arnie, Christian Bale is John Connor... nothing about this film works.

Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines

Even without James Cameron at the helm, T3 is still a good third installment in a great franchise.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

One of the best sequels and best Sci-Fi films ever. Arnie certainly needs a vacation after this one.

The Terminator

One of the best Sci-Fi films ever made. It set the standard for pretty much every other cyborg film.

Knocked Up
Knocked Up(2007)

A pregnant woman's vagina & the word "smegma" are used. Sorry Judd Apatow, you've crossed a line.

The Invention of Lying

Started off really well; clever and charming. But then it had the nerve to bring religion into it...

The Medallion

Funny & quite intricate, but forgettable. It's still hilarious to watch Lee Evans piss about though.

Sherlock Holmes

Robert Downey Jr. is perfect for the role, as always, and can do a surprisingly good British accent.

Slumdog Millionaire

Fun, entertaining, sad, exciting and just good to watch. The plot is still a massive cliché though.

Cube 2 - Hypercube

One of the biggest piles of claptrap I have ever laid my eyes upon. It's only redeeming feature is that it is a sequel to one of the best cult classics ever made. The plot is all over the place and poorly explained, the set is terrible, the cast is forgettable and the overall experience is mind-numbingly dry.


Besides some loose plot points, Inception is a complete and total mindfuck worthy of anybody's money.

Live Free or Die Hard

Despite its ludicrously unrealistic plotline, LFoDH is a damn good action film. But it isn't Die Hard.

Bruce Almighty

It may sound like a broken record at times, but Bruce Almighty puts forward a strong moral message.

Public Enemies

Public Enemies is a fine example of a film with all the right ingredients but a stark end product.


Nothing more than a scene-by-scene copy of [REC], but in English. No scares, bad acting, [REC] did it so much better.


If you've ever lost a family member, do not watch this film. You'll be crying until the apocalypse.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)

Proof that a 3rd installment isn't always the cut-off point to a good franchise. Arguably the best Toy Story.

Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2(1999)

Not as funny as the first film, but makes up for it with more heart-throbbing sob stories. Great sequel.

Toy Story
Toy Story(1995)

Heartwarmingly beautiful. My all time favourite Pixar film.

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (AVP 2)

A crappy sequel to a crappy spin-off to 2 franchises that were only half good in the first place.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

A game-to-film adaptation that actually works. Right up there with the first Resident Evil.

Seed of Chucky

SoC throws the diminishing horror aspect of the entire franchise off the table and pukes on it.

Bride of Chucky

Slightly better than Child's Play 3, but it's even more of a comedy instead of horror than before.

Battle Royale II

Sluggish, tedious, overthought, boring, empty, unfunny. Everything that Batoru Rowaiaru wasn't.

Child's Play 2

Not as dark or suspenseful as the first, but still has the overall charm and appeal. A decent sequel.

Lakeview Terrace

It really makes you think about what you'd do if you had neighbours like this. The supporting cast and slow pacing are a letdown however.


State of the art CGI and cinematography cannot make up for the lack of original storytelling and trite dialogue. It bored the enamel off my teeth.

Child's Play 3

More of a comedy than a horror flick. A totally unnecessary addition to an already dead franchise.

Child's Play
Child's Play(1988)

Dark, suspenseful, energetic, clever. Something that has been lost on most recent horror flicks.

Harry Brown
Harry Brown(2010)

Being British & understanding the hardship that can be had living there, this film really spoke to me.


One of those rare films that gets better each time you watch it. Some don't get it, I pitty them.

The Descent 2

I liked The Descent 2, but it was just too similar to the first film. It didn't do anything new.

The Descent
The Descent(2006)

A low-budget horror flick that concentrates on only one thing - survival. And it certainly delivers.

The Holiday
The Holiday(2006)

You'll be drowning in so much syrupy, mushy, gooey romance that you'll need a shower by the end of it.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The original NBC (none of that 3D shit) is one of the best CG musicals from the genius that is Tim Burton.


A good cast and touching storyline that's both entertaining and frighteningly real.


Serenity's only downfall is that it has an ending. I never wanted Firefly or this to end. Ever. I will never love a TV show or film as much as I love Firefly and Serenity. Bring on the sequel, goramit!

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Every song in this film is so damn addictive, funny, and well written. The plot is it's only downfall.

Black Christmas

Riddled with clichés, idiotic characters, forgettable deaths and an overall taste of coal.

Inglourious Basterds

A refreshing change from all the mindless, pop-culture bloodbaths from QT's previous work.

Death Proof
Death Proof(2007)

Not QT's best work, but its packed full of QT/pop-culture references that it's too good to pass up.

Sin City
Sin City(2005)

Beautiful cinematography and plenty of violence, but a disappointingly narrow plot.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

A somewhat misguided storyline and underwhelming Nemesis effects, but still provides solid action sequences as well as some absolutely badass stunts. Milla Jovovich strikes again.

Resident Evil

The most well-paced and produced game-to-film adaptation in existence. Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez are two of the best leading ladies to ever grace the screen, they're the female equivalent to Jason Statham. The film stays loyal to the game in several aspects as well as creating a few interesting ideas of its own, and it pulls it off seamlessly.

Inside Man
Inside Man(2006)

Top-notch heist film, with a twist. Denzel Washington & Clive Owen are immensely talented.

Alien Resurrection

Secretly the second best in the franchise. Not Joss Whedon's best work though.


The dullest of all 4 Alien films. The premise is boring, the sets are bland and the cast forgettable.

Alice in Wonderland

Ignore the reviews, Tim Burton actually did something quite charming with this film. Wonderful, even

A Nightmare on Elm Street

One of the worst horror remakes I have ever seen. Absolutely no redeeming qualities here.

Shaun of the Dead

The most original, crackerjack, priceless piece of comedy I have ever had the joy to watch.

Mrs. Doubtfire

I can't stand Robin Williams, but I loved him in this. Mrs Doubtfire on average gets about 5 script references between me and my friends per week, with the possible exception of "OOOOHH! Did I miss anything?" which is almost every day.


Claustrophobic, gritty, low-budget. Put these ingredients together and you get a more enticing experience than the Saw franchise could ever hope to achieve. I'm glad it never got a high-budget remake, as that would only subtract from the sheer amount of originality and raw effort that went into making this little gem. A terrible sequel and a half-baked prequel will have to do.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Some don't like it, but director Ron Howard took a children's story book and made it so much more.

Shrek 2
Shrek 2(2004)

Out of all the four Shrek films, this is one that stands out.

Edward Scissorhands

They don't make 'em like this anymore, and they totally should.

The 40 Year Old Virgin

Raunchy, dirty, crude and complete and utter filth. I have yet to see another comedy quite like this one.


Liam Neeson made this underachieving and somewhat pointless film worth watching. Now that's what I call a good actor!

Starsky & Hutch

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are perfect for the roles of David Starsky and Kenneth Hutchinson. I couldn't have chosen a better cast myself.

The Hurt Locker

If it didn't veer off towards the end with a subplot in the form of a fabricated and predictable cliché, I would have given this film a 100% rating. Other than that, a brilliant presentation of what's going on in the Iraq War and deserved every Oscar it received. Take that Avatar.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Tony Scott and the great cast simply cannot save this film from being just another tasteless, mundane remake.

Yes Man
Yes Man(2008)

Yes Man has something that a Jim Carey film hasn't had in a long time. I think it's charm, but I can't be certain.


While fun to watch, Wanted is nothing more than another bland comic book adaptation that fails to deliver on every front.

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo(2003)

The storyline is absolute pants, but it still manages to entertain, amuse and upset. And the CG is beautiful. Take that Avatar.

The Incredibles

Aimed more at adults than kids, The Incredibles is a wonderful addition to the CG family film genre. Even if the storyline is a complete rehash of every other Pixar film before it.


"In its own punk way, XXX is as good as a good Bond movie, and that's saying something." - Roger Ebert.

Just Visiting

Far superior to Les Visiteurs. Just Visiting is actually funny, and clever and sad at the same time.

Reservoir Dogs

The film that set the bar for Quentin Tarantino's extraordinary methods of filmmaking. Unlike most heist films, there is more talking than shooting, and that's a good thing. QT creates some of the most diverse, quirky and downright bizarre personalities ever put on film. Arguably still his best work to this day.

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction(1994)

Quite possibly my favourite film of all time. The world that Quentin Tarantino created for the characters is a fascinating yet cruel place to live, full of evil, mysterious and unequivocally psychotic killers all complete with their own set of witty, clever and hilarious one-liners and pop-culture references.

Kill Bill: Volume 2

Less action, more story. Less gore, more backstory. Vol. 2 is definatley the better film overall, but to me Vol. 1 has a slight edge due to it's stupidity.

Kill Bill: Volume 1

Kill Bill is one of those films that doesn't take itself too seriously, and we shouldn't either. The outrageous dialogue, over the top stunt work and silly and somewhat unlikely storyline all make for an incredibly entertaining and cringe-worthy action-comedy.

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2(2010)

Lacks the interesting storyline and enthralling action scenes that made the first film so great, and Samuel L. Jackson has nowhere near enough screen time.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)

Funny, exhilarating, clever. The best comic book adaptation ever conceived. Robert Downey Jr. is a joy to watch.